5 Qualities of a Joyful Designer-Client Relationship

There is a rumor going around about designers and decorators — that we’re all bossy people who roll in to your own lives, whip together a design program, slap on a hefty fee and then steamroll through your house executing our vision, client be damned. Truth be told, the majority of us have strong opinions […]

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A Revolutionary Renovation at Connecticut

Annually before the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a Guy named Joseph Wheadon built a Small, one-room house in New Milford, Connecticut. Wheadon cut the lumber by hand and also scavenged base stones from the surrounding property. Following his premature death, a Greek Revival wing was constructed, followed by other less-distinctive additions. Over […]

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A Warm Washington Barn Rolls Out the Welcome Mat

This 1970s barn on a Whidbey Island farm in Washington state had become dilapidated and had dropped out of usage, but its owner loved its charm. Rather than knock down it, she brought it back to life, equaling lots of its original materials to create a cozy guesthouse for her kids and grandkids, also used […]

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Move Cuckoo for Surfaces and Coconut Furniture

When I first came across coconut as a furniture material several decades back, the idea absolutey intrigued me. Coconut shell and palm timber are usually industry by-products, typically either burned or thrown into landfills. However, a number of producers have taken up the challenge to change those waste materials. Nusa, Kirei, Omarno and Plyboo are […]

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Splashy, Colorful Fun for a Family of 5

Interior designer Mindi Freng fell in love for this property at a time when her and her husband weren’t actually looking for a house. But although the home’s size and its midcentury bones were big draws, “we knew that for us to be happy in the house, we needed to work hard at making it […]

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What Is Your Summer Home Style?

Virtually every year, my family makes the long drive from Providence, Rhode Island, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to vacation at a rental home on the shore. At some point during the driveway, we inevitably circle around to a favourite topic for debate: If you could purchase a holiday house anywhere you wanted, […]

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Create a Memorable Backyard Movie Night

There’s something so romantic about watching films outdoors. The huge screen, snuggling up under blankets when it gets cold and being able to catch whatever you like to eat or drink from the home top my list of reasons to try this at home. Have a look at these truly magnificent examples of garden screening […]

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Great Architecture Speaks to Us

Architecture that is great has significance. And when designed well, buildings can speak to us. However, what are they trying to convey? Let us find out, shall we? Pllc, Jody Brown Architecture I’m not sure why Frank Lloyd Wright made his entrances so indirect. It is like any sort of modernist exercise program. You see […]

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Patio Pavers Go Green in Between

The overall sustainability of a property significantly improves. They replenish the groundwater table with filtered water, reduce runoff and its effects on town infrastructure, and enhance heat island effect. Permeable patios are not just responsible and wise, they often add a magical variability into a general aesthetic. Not too long ago, I wrote about slopes […]

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Guest Groups: Say It with Cushions

I was planning a roundup of cushions of all styles but I kept coming across each these wonderful examples motivated by one of my favorite things: typography. But letters in decor are not just for layout nerds like me. Depending on the design you choose, they can add a playful touch to any style of […]

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